The Gateway Cities Air Quality Action Plan: The Pathway to Safer and Healthier Communities
The Gateway Cities Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) is a study to evaluate air quality and health impacts. The study was requested by the I-710 Oversight Policy Committee (OPC) in 2004 and subsequently authorized by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board. The study will assess how to continue to improve air quality and public health by addressing both near-term and long-term measures for emission reductions. The AQAP will also evaluate the effectiveness of emission reduction measures on the future air quality and health risks in all of the Gateway Cities.
The intent of the AQAP is to continue to seek air quality improvements and reduce health risks in Gateway Cities by establishing a framework to help organize and focus the activities of its member cities toward this common goal.
- The AQAP will build on air quality improvement projects and programs already underway and evaluate further actions that can be undertaken to maximize effectiveness of those projects and programs.
- The AQAP will develop conceptual plans to further implement and measure air quality improvements in the region.
- The framework will address specific measures to minimize negative air quality impacts and health issues, as well as seek and identify funding opportunities and legislative strategies to support and implement any additional measures.
The Gateway Cities Council of Governments (GCCOG) is preparing the AQAP with administrative management and support from Metro.